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This is one place my wife and I consistently bought season passes to. They have 3-4 different seasonal attractions including a dinosaur exhibit that my boys loved! It was really fun to read a couple books and then see the lifesized dinosaurs. Even on off...More
I found this museum to be a little run-down and not very organized. On our walk to the front entrance, things were overgrown, wilted and/or dying. We had to step over and around plants across the sidewalks. I felt for the people ahead of us...More
Recently visited for the first time even though I had planned to visit many times. The place is set up to cater to just about everyone with a desire to know more about local nature and animals. The museum is very interesting but I found...More
We had had some experience hearing coyotes calling out at night. The employee at the desk had a group of coyote calls that she shared with us so we could learn what the calls meant. The grounds were also interesting with lots of turtles playing...More
Response from kuchenesser | Reviewed this property |
Hi! It's too bad the dinosaurs won't be there after Feb. 15, then I would have recommended the trail where the dinosaurs are places for sure, without them, it's a nice place to hike, not hilly, and there is a spot with... More
Hi! It's too bad the dinosaurs won't be there after Feb. 15, then I would have recommended the trail where the dinosaurs are places for sure, without them, it's a nice place to hike, not hilly, and there is a spot with picnic tables along the way. 2 hrs. might be long enough for touring the museum, there are displays behind glass of snakes, turtles, birds, spiders, a display of seashells and information as to how the area we live in came to be. A few live animals, so just do the museum first, then go down the stairs to the small displays of snakes and turtles, go outside the double doors to the trail, and let the kids run. I'm not sure if you like to hang around the gift shop, but our 4 yr. old grandson loved the little dinosaurs and turtles they had there. 2 hrs. might be just long enough with all the ages of kids you have!!
Response from stephaniejennings | Property representative |
Founded in 1967, the Heard consists of a 289 acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum for the primary purpose of educating children about nature. The Heard exists to bring nature and people together to discover... More
Founded in 1967, the Heard consists of a 289 acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum for the primary purpose of educating children about nature. The Heard exists to bring nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment.
The Heard’s education department offers innovative programs designed for all age groups, interest and abilities. Programs include guided nature trails, live animal presentations, night hikes, adult and teacher workshops, and more.
We also offer a variety of seasonal special events as fundraisers for this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
he Heard's indoor exhibits provide an interactive environment in which visitors can discover, enjoy and experience various aspects of the Texas natural environment. The exhibits also enhance the experience of visitors to The Heard by providing interpretation of natural events and objects found that might otherwise be overlooked or misunderstood when encountered on the wildlife sanctuary.The Heard Museum currently maintains exhibits on Texas' venomous snakes, rocks, minerals and fossils, seashells and marine life, North Texas ecosystems, a children's fossil dig, a marine room, and more.
While most of the Heard’s property is preserved or restored to a state in which once-dominant ecosystems can be shared with future generations, the Heard also uses two garden spaces to educate the public about designing wildlife-friendly landscapes, wildlife habitats, native plant gardens, and residential bird and butterfly gardens. Using native plant life, the Heard hopes to also share techniques for conserving natural resources.
I encourage you to have a look at our website where you can find additional information. Thank you for your interest in visiting!